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including the big foam trucks from travis air force base responded and finally won the battle. back live a huge remnant of the cloud city hoovers for miles above the scene, slowly dissipating with the air current. here down below on the ground, an awful toxic mess that will have to be cleaned up and cleaned up soon. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now again that fire started about 3.5 hours ago. i want to show you more live pictures now from news chopper 2 which is overhead. you can see there is not nearly as much smoke as it was earlier. although there is still pretty decent amount of smoke but at its height there was so much thick black smoke that you can literally see it for miles. we continue our coverage with sal castaneda. >> reporter: we're standing in this neighborhood here which is a mile west of where the fire is. you can see these houses, a little bit earlier people were outside looking at it and along the street people have been showing up to stand here and watch. since early this afternoon, people have been drawn to the fire but have been kept away by pol
. >> reporter: liu would replace carlos moreno. >>> a deadly crash involving a big rig snarled the evening commute along highway 72 in silican valley. lloyd lacuesta is where the truck burst into flames. >> reporter: as you can see blind -- behind me. traffic is running smooth. for nearly four hours this heavily traveled south bay freeway was at a standstill. about 4:15, a big rig truck crashed into the center divide near matilda avenue and burst into flames. one man says the accident happened near his workplace. >> i walked out into the parking lot and i yelled back inside and a couple of guys came out and we saw the smoke on the top of the billing. >> reporter: the truck was so badly burned, the chp could not determine the section of the driver. >> the driver lost control for some reason, collided with the center guardrail and rolled over, trapping the driver and then the cab of the truck caught on fire. >> reporter: the freeway was shutdown in both directions. even when one lane was open in the westbound direction you could walk faster than the slow moving cars. >> pretty frustrating.
replace carlos moreno. >>> a deadly crash involving a big rig snarled the evening commute along highway 72 in silican valley. lloyd lacuesta is where the truck burst into flames. >> reporter: as you can see blind -- behind me. traffic is running smooth. for nearly four hours this heavily traveled south bay freeway was at a standstill. about 4:15, a big rig truck crashed into the center divide near matilda avenue and burst into flames. one man says the accident happened near his workplace. >> i walked out into the parking lot and i yelled back inside and a couple of guys came out and we saw the smoke on the top of the billing. >> reporter: the truck was so badly burned, the chp could not determine the section of the driver. >> the driver lost control for some reason, collided with the center guardrail and rolled over, trapping the driver and then the cab of the truck caught on fire. >> reporter: the freeway was shutdown in both directions. even when one lane was open in the westbound direction you could walk faster than the slow moving cars. >> pretty frustrating. i saw a lot of people thr
there are just big hot spots. most of the fire is out, and john mentioned they're going to be on the scene quite a while. and the fire makes the kind of containers you can see holding fruits and vegetable autos for those living near the plastics plant officials are warning foam stay indoors and do not want people breathing that toxic smoke. and what is this like? have you been able to smell this stuff? >> we've been able to see it in the form of grass, burned grass. there is some pieces on the ground. you can see there is some black debris, mostly grass. so it appears in water, let's show you what the sky looks like now. there is a better, frankly than it did just an hour ago. right now, things have lightened up, but you can see around 4:00 this afternoon, there was a thick black plume of smoke rising into the air, and only about a half mile southwest of the plant that went up in flames. and there is one around 3:30. and i was standing there in the office and there is another one came in at 4:30. some folks couldn't help but look. >> this is on fire, then started to move up z the firemen came. t
is anything more than a big wet kiss to the right wing, and -- and i mean the tea party. that's who i mean. it's too bad his caucus is being run by such a small number of people. >> what will happen between this very moment and a potential vote tomorrow is anyone's guess in the town that is washington, d.c. amid all the bickering and tinkering, the nation is just six days away from a first ever general default, and the treasury reiterating in a statement moments ago there is no guarantee the government can meet all its obligations after an august 2nd deadline, so what are the remaining options for our dysfunctional government? nbc's kristen welker is at the white house and let's also bring in luke russert on capitol hill. kristen, we know both sides are crafting their budget deals, both trying to take the high road, but are there any signs that the differences between the two sides are narrowing, and does it seem as though they may conflate these two plans? >> reporter: well, at this point we don't have any indication that they are going to conflate the two plans. we should say there are, of c
for the auto industry. we examine the new round of labor talks between the u.a.w. and detroit's big three. >> ifill: ray suarez gets an update on the turmoil in libya. >> brown: and we close with a paul solman story about a convicted murderer and middle school dropout who now makes $80,000 a year after completing college while behind bars. >> these are my dreams. i fit in right here, but this is what i'm looking at, this is where i want to be, this is where i can be, this is where i deserve to be. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i mean, where would we be without small businesses? >> we need small businesses. >> they're the ones that help drive growth. >> like electricians, mechanics, carpenters. >> they strengthen our communities. >> every year, chevron spends billions with small businesses. that goes right to the heart of local communities, providing jobs, keeping people at work. they depend on us. >> the economy depends on them. >> and we depend on them. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting scie
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see a lot of the damage behind me in this field a big pile of ash that was once a huge stack of plastic crates and you can see off to the side, still some of the plastic crates that are impacted today. this is what was burning creating a show of fire and concerns for air quality. that fire broke out at around 1:00 yesterday afternoon here at macro plastics. check out this video from failed. it's near travis air force base. the fire was huge with thick, black smoke that could be seen for more than 50 miles away. it was shooting 9,000 feet into the air. the fire fueled by plastic produce crates. a worker accidentally lit one on fire and it took off into a five-acre fire. >> any sense of the temperature that this fire reached? >> close to 1,000, maybe 1500. if you go to the side of the complex where the grass is, you will see the poles, the whole metal fences are bent like straw. >> reporter: so it took firefighters about three hours to get that fire under control. but it wasn't completely out until early into this morning actually. firefighters were still concerned about some h
actually gets this pretty well. you guys all get this. you get 90% of people who think that big business has too much power in washington, d.c., in polls. 90% is an awesome number. 80% of the population thinks the earth revolves around the sun. think about it, right? okay. 90% is amazing. 70% of tea party self-five-day forecast tea party people think the united decision was wrong. so what we don't have is the way david people we don't have people against it and they are not mobilized. all we have against all this money is all of our collective people power. if you're passionate about climate change or you want safe water, you want safe food, you're worried about workers safety and you want to avoid another wall street collapse and you're worried about jobs issues and you want a fair education system and you want to bring down these outrageous for-profit colleges and do all that work but you got to do some work on the issue of campaign finance and overturning the citizens united decision. this is my first campus progress conference too but what i learned in my 90 minutes here or so is cam
and the one across the capitol, could make a big difference in the outcome of our future by cutting specific programs this week and next week. that's one rare thing you never hear in washington. everybody says you need to cut. when it gets down to talk about what you cut, nobody wants to come up with any cogent ideas because they don't want to take the political heat, because everybody program, no matter how well-intended and how inefficient, has those people who are going to fight for that program because there's money coming into the coffers for somebody. the other point that i would make is the reason we're anxious and the reason we're worried is that we've abandoned the very principles that our founders gave us that would keep us healthy. and that was the constitution and its enumerated powers section, which spells out very succinctly what was our responsibility and what was the states' responsibility. and so we have whole departments. one, for example, would be the department of education. that thomas jefferson said if you ever had the federal government doing anything on education, you
about on 880 and 29th. it's not causing a big deal. but we'll tell you about it anyway. and this morning's commute has been busy. i'll show you some things here on highway 4. traffic is moving along relatively well coming up to the will will he pass grade. and things look good on the other side in concord. we talked about this is a nice looking drive on 880 heading north and south. and if you're driving in richmond on 580 eastbound coming down toward the mccar they are maize away from the -- mccarer maize away from the bridge, there is an accident and it will take them a little while to clean up that. >>> 70s and 80s now on the coast and bay side an upper 80s and low 90s inland. we're starting off slightly warmer here. some of the higher elevations are run being five to seven degrees warmer. that is the sign that the highs are building in. a breeze in concord and the oakland airport. and the system that was in the pacific northwest is ejected out and that is allowing the high pressure to slip towards the west. a north wind, not strong, but it's there it takes care of the fog quickly. 60s
in september. >> big sports news this afternoon. we turn our attention to san francisco giants go.ing to have a new bat in the line up tomorrow, perhaps, there is a trade in the works sending top pitching prospects zach wheeler to the mets that can become official tomorrow. and he can be in a giants uniform. the giants struggled lately and belltran might be the bat they need. expect him to hit in the middle of the order. and that is a get. >> giants are signaling and going for it. >> and it's just head. frightening moments for a father taking a trip with his son. the leap of faith he had to take when his 3-year-old tumbled towards a water fall. >> volunteers who are stepping in to clean state parks, some are in danger of shutting down. >> and take a look at traffic now. there are things moving smoothly. there is lovely weather here. spencer christian is here with a look at the forecast. >> and there is a heat wave spread across the country. and up in the upper mid west into great lakes, thunderstorms as well. despite quiet nature, it's still hot. and there is 101 in st. louis. 90 in chicago.
-old halle, a student politician. this boy's family called him a big bear, killed trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, whom people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he had never seen such internal destruction. survivors may be traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was -- i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all, that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called police. and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old. mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother
see a big fields of ash now because about five acres worth of plastic bins were burning here last night. if you move to the left, you can see the impact plastic bins. these are the things that burned here. it was all in an outside storage area. no actual buildings caught on fire. when you look at this video, it looks like there's a two-story building on fire. it's really just stacked-up plastic crates, though. the fire broke out around 1:00 yesterday afternoon near travis air force base and the smoke could be seen for 50 miles away, as far as san francisco and sacramento, thick, black smoke. the fire fueled by the plastic produce crates. the theory right now, we haven't got the official cause but the theory is that a worker accidentally lit one of them on fire perhaps as he was doing some sort of welding. it quickly took off into the five acre fire. any sense of the temperatures that this fire reached? >> close to 1,000, maybe 1500. if you go to the sides of this complex where the grass, you will see the pole the whole metal fences and they are been the like straw. >> reporter: i
from our east moving west ward. this is the big heat wave that is blanketed much of the nation. now moving towards california and towards the bay area. so let's move on and take a closer look at conditions 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning see some low cloud and fog that will mav locally inland overnight. all full back to the coast lake did and yesterday and have this pattern high pressure near the coast in the low to mid 60's and mainly 70's around the bay and 80's to low 90's in the warmest inland area. close in on the east bay kl skies sunny tomorrow afternoon. see high generally in the low 80's. 81 at san jose. 82 at campbell. peninsula high mainly in the mid upper 70's up to about 78 at palo alto mountain view low mid 60's on the coast at pacifica and a half moon bay downtown san francisco 67 tomorrow. 64 in the sun set district. north bay high mainly in the mid upper 80's. 86 at santa rosa. 87 calistoga but 91 at clover dale and 94 at ukiah. nearest bay high range from upper ask is to low to mid 70's then even into the upper 70's at cast from valley at fremont. inland e
are making it more difficult to get there. so i'm a big fan of the navy with one important exception that is on that saturday in november when we play the army-navy football game. >> having gone from the naval academy into the marine corp., i don't watch that game very often. so -- but it does seem to me that we are at tend of another inevitable historical cycle here when we have extended ground combat deployments that expand the size of the active duty army into the marine corp. at the expense very often of what i would call national strategic assets like our operational navy. i think i'm hearing from you that the same thing i heard from secretary panetta that the 313 ship goal for the navy is a reasonable goal. would that be correct? >> well, my ingaugements over the past three months suggest to me that it is. but again, i think we had a conversation a bit earlier about how do we keep strategy at pace with resource decisions. so that comprehensive strategy review that we're doing should it seems to me re-enforce that or cause it to think differently about it. one of the things i th
to -- to look big by waving your homes. >>> yesterday, the judge in the naso case said he needed to see documents before making a decision. he says he's been unable to access his bank accounts and a lawyer won't help him for free. >>> 7:34. police in hayward believe the man arrested for indecent exposure last week may be a repeat offender. all they are saying is he's an after a.m. in his 20s -- he's an african- american man in his 20s. 5 f 5", 130 pounds. police say he's been served in five other similar -- involved in five other similar incidents. >>> part after train station in oslo, norway have reopened after a suspicious bag was found. police shut down the area where the buses leave for the airport. after an abandoned suitcase was found. it was checked out and it was deemed harmless. >>> now, that investigation into the bombing and the shooting is focused on this farm used by the gunman. the confessed gunman. just hours ago, investigators -- and you heard the controlled explosion -- they set off a device found there at the farm. police say the confessed gunmen used the location as a
a stalled big rig and southbound 680 in danville and what is blocking the right lane. bart is still recovering from an earlier delay. they are saying at least 15-20 minutes san francisco peninsula in the eastbound direction. slow traffic in mountain view. we've got surface streets past mountain view is very slow. all the traffic information bay area traffic. >>> thank you very much. >> time is 5:53. >> your next new car could squeeze a lot more miles of gallons of gas. >> automakers sources say the obama administration it has dropped the proposed mileage to 52.than the 5. >> today politicians are in the hot seed. moody's have threatened to downgrade the u.s. credit rating but members of the house will be asking senior executives about their role had in the financial collapse. >> stocks over the debt crisis continues and new stock offering this morning coffee and donut dunkin' donuts shares were higher than yesterday. i'm jane king. >>> a federal grand jury has indicted 14 people on charges of arranging fake marriages. most of them happened at a reno wedding chapel. ring leader set u
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